Spieth calls PGA Championship his hardest major to win


The 11:00 a.m. ET pairing features Vijay Singh and Jordan Spieth is another must watch one. Kisner is tied for the lead following his second consecutive 67 this weekend. "I wanted to be around this weekend", said Stricker, who last missed a cut in a major at the 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine. I could and should have finished at least in the under-par zone. Moody had three birdies in his second round to go along with nine pars and three bogeys.

You can bet Stroud won't mind going through that whole process again Sunday night, this time with the Wanamaker Trophy by his side. "Even just that - so yeah, it's a much tougher practice, and I'm not - after what I've witnessed over the past two days, no, I'm not surprised to see so many guys be over par".

"I'm going to just enjoy it and not let it get me distracted", Stroud said after the round. So I hit a 6-iron.

The Kiwi golfer had six birdies and a bogey to shoot five-under 66 after a morning tee-off, jumping from a share of 80th to a share of 11th in the second round, which didn't quite finish on Saturday (NZT) early due to inclement weather.

Matsuyama had played down his second round, a brilliant seven-under 64 that saw him surge into contention.

The big-hitting Kiwi, who averaged 330 yards off the tee, birdied two of the three par-fives and was unlucky not to have eagled the short par-five seventh, after hitting his second from 205 yards to 5 feet but then watching the putt slide by.

Johnson struggled with Quail Hollow's fast, firm and undulating Champion Bermudagrass greens that were redone in 2016.

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"Historically, I'm pretty solid with the lead", he said.

Francesco Molinari, who was grouped with Fairmont native William McGirt, also shot a 64 and was at 5 under, along with Louis Oosthuizen. Tournament officials sounded the horn at 4:43 with lightning in the area. I think he's got the right game and confidence to make a run at this major. Fowler was now in the bunch at Tied-3rd alongside An Byeong at three-under for the tournament.

McGirt will stay in the Tar Heel state for next week's Wyndham Championship in Greensboro at Sedgefield Country Club.

Molinari has done virtually everything in golf including capturing a WGC title winning the World Cup of Golf with his brother Edoardo and late previous year denying Masters Champion, Danny Willett to win his home Italian Open for a second time in his career.

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina-Hideki Matsuyama has broad shoulders but is not finding it easy to carry the weight of an entire nation as he seeks to become the first Japanese man to win a major.

Rodd Baxley can be reached at 910-416-5182.